ACME Protocol to be Internet Standard Now

ACME protocol is used to organize the interaction between the certification center and the web server to automate the receipt and maintenance of certificates
12 March 2019   859

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which develops Internet protocols and architecture, completed the RFC for the ACME (Automatic Certificate Management Environment) protocol and published its associated specification under RFC 8555 id. The RFC received the status of the “Proposed Standard”, after which the work of giving the RFC the status of a draft standard (Draft Standard), which actually means the full stabilization of the protocol and taking into account all the comments made.

ACME protocol is used to organize the interaction between the certification center and the web server, for example, to automate the receipt and maintenance of certificates. Requests are transmitted in JSON format over HTTPS. The second version of the ACMEv2 protocol is standardized, providing support for masks in certificates, providing an improved authorization mechanism, supporting resource renaming operations and offering a new method for checking domain ownership TLS-SNI-02.

Cinnamon 4.2 to be Available

A new release of Cinnamon will be offered in the Linux Mint 19.2 distribution, which is scheduled for release in the nearest future
01 July 2019   309

After nine months of development, a release of the Cinnamon 4.2 user environment has been formed, within which the Linux Mint distribution developer community is developing fork of the GNOME Shell shell, Nautilus file manager and window manager Mutter, aimed at providing the classic GNOME 2 environment with support for successful interaction elements from GNOME Shell . Cinnamon relies on GNOME components, but these components are shipped as a periodically synchronized fork, not bound by external dependencies to GNOME.

A new release of Cinnamon will be offered in the Linux Mint 19.2 distribution, which is scheduled for release in the coming months. In the near future, packages will be prepared that can be installed in the Linux Mint and Ubuntu from the PPA-repository, without waiting for the new version of Linux Mint.

These are main features:

  • New widgets for creating configurators, simplifying the writing of configuration dialogs and making their design more complete and consistent with the Cinnamon interface was added
  • The search bar is moved to the top in MintMenu, .
  • The Nemo file manager simplifies the process of sharing directories with Samba.
  • Some changes are ported to the Muffin window manager from the Metacity window manager developed by the GNOME project.
  • An applet for printing has been added to the main composition, which is now launched by default.
  • Some internal components were reviewed and simplified, such as DocInfo (processing of recently opened documents) and AppSys (parsing application metadata, identifying application icons, defining entries for menus, etc.)

Get more info at GitHub and Linux Mint blog.